Kevin Garvey joined the Masdar Institute in 2010, and designed and implemented the Academic Writing, Research Methodology and Critical Thinking program supporting students in the transition to academic writing at post-graduate levels. In addition, he established a Teaching at a University Level course to prepare doctoral candidates for junior professorships and other positions of post-doctoral leadership.
- M.A., Applied Linguistics (TESOL), University of Surrey, 1996
- PGDip (Online Education and Training) Institute of Education, University of London, 2004
- M.A., Renaissance and Modern English Literature, Trinity College Ireland, 1988
- B.A., Trinity College, Ireland, 1986
Mr. Garvey teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Teaching at a University Level, Sustainability Studies, Research Methodology, Academic Writing, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, and English Communication II.
Mr. Garvey’s scholarly interests include reflective approaches to undergraduate communications courses: value/expectancy motivation; science as simultaneously reliable and contingent; principles of effective argument development and interpretation, including structured web based forum discussion. He is also interested in supporting graduate students’ transitioning to teaching and leadership responsibilities. He has also co-designed and delivered graduate teaching assistant workshops series and works with the Young Future Energy Leaders Program.